Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the digital copies of 100 files related to Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary on Saturday.
“The National Archives of India (NAI) is placing 100 files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in public domain after preliminary conservation treatment and digitization. On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji, the Prime Minister will release the digital copies of these files in public domain,” an official release from the culture ministry said.
Ahead of the event in New Delhi, the Prime Minister remembered Bose on his 119th birth anniversary, saying his bravery and patriotism endears him to Indians across generations.
“Remembering Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. His bravery and patriotism endears him to several Indians across generations,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.
Today is a special day for all Indians. Declassification of Netaji files starts today. Will go to National Archives myself for the same.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2016
In another tweet, he shared a picture of proclamation issued by Netaji Bose in 1944.
From the pages of history...Proclamation issued by Netaji in 1944. pic.twitter.com/UokXkGw2xM— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2016
Netaji birthplace museum in Cuttack will release a special booklet containing rare photographs and information about Azad Hind Fauj.
The NAI also plans to release digital copies of 25 declassified files on Bose in the public domain every month. Modi, in his meeting with members of Bose family on October 14, last year, had announced that the government would declassify the files relating to Bose and make them accessible to public.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee declassified 64 files on Netaji that were in the custody of the state government on September 18 2015. About 12,800 pages of the 64 files were digitised and kept for the people to read in Kolkata Police Museum in North Kolkata.